E-WASTE MANAGEMENT

E-WASTE MANAGEMENT

INTRODUCTION

“Refuse what you do not need; Reduce what you do need;
Reuse what you consume; Recycle what you cannot refuse, reduce, or reuse;
And compost the rest”

E-waste is one of the world's fastest-growing trash streams. We currently manufacture almost 50 million tones of it each year. And as electronics become more widely available, that number is only going to rise. E-waste, or electronic garbage, refers to obsolete, unwanted, or defective electrical and electronic equipment. That includes everything from smart phones to refrigerators that have reached the end of their useful lives.

E-waste contains a laundry list of compounds that are hazardous to humans and the environment, including mercury, lead, beryllium, brominates flame retardants, and cadmium, to name a few. These chemicals get up in our land, water, and air when electronics are mismanaged during disposal. Because electronic devices contain the most lethal chemicals and metal, e-waste is far more toxic than much other municipal garbage. Long-term exposure to these chemicals harms the brain, kidney, and bone systems, as well as the reproductive and endocrine systems.

E-Waste greatest Threat to our Planet!!

E-Waste management has become the major challenge as it is directly affecting the human health as well as environment and this is happening due to the lack of awareness. The growing problem of E-waste calls for greater emphasis on recycling E-waste and better E-management.

Proper control over the material used in the manufacturing process is an important way to reduce the waste generation (Freeman1989). By reducing both the quantity of hazardous materials used in the process and the amount of excess raw materials in stock, the quantity of waste generated can be reduced. This can be done in two ways i.e. establishing material-purchase review and control procedures and inventory tracking system.

Developing review procedures for all material purchased is the first step in establishing an inventory management program. Procedures should require that all materials be approved prior to purchase. In the approval process all production materials are evaluated to examine if they contain hazardous constituents and whether alternative non-hazardous materials are available.

Another inventory management procedure for waste reduction is to ensure that only the needed quantity of a material is ordered. This will require the establishment of a strict inventory tracking system. Purchase procedures must be implemented which ensure that materials are ordered only on an as-needed basis and that only the amount needed for a specific period of time is ordered. Manufacturers should be responsible for managing end-of-life of their products so that they get motivated to make environmental beneficial design.

TODAY’S ELECTRONIC ------- GADGET
TOMMORROW’S ELECTRONIC -------- WASTE

EPR CERTIFICATE

A TOOL FOR A CLEANER ENVIRONMENT

The government passes the first law in 2011, based on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), which makes manufacturer liable for managing the final stage of the life of its product, in an eco-friendly way and ensure environmentally sound management Extended Producer’s Responsibility (EPR) certificate or license is mandatory for every producer/importer producing electric or electrical equipments and it encourages the manufacturers to produce environment friendly products. EPR Authorization is issued by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) under MoEFCC, Government of India. As per the guidelines, manufacturers and importers needs to tie-up with authorized recycler to dispose the E-Waste and submit all the plans related to estimated dump quantity and method adopted for disposal in CPCB to get the EPR Certificate. In short, manufacturer of the product is responsible for the products ultimate recycling, reuse or disposal.

EPR Mandatory Product List

There are 2 major product categories which require EPR Authorization as follows

  • Information Technology and Telecommunication equipments
  • Consumer Electrical and Electronics
IT and Telecommunication equipments
  • Centralized Data Processing: Mainframes, Mini-Computers, Personal Computers, Laptop, Notebook Computers and accessories, Notepad
  • Printers including components
  • Copying Equipment
  • Electrical and Electronic Typewriters
  • User Terminals and Systems
  • Facsimile
  • Telex
  • Telephones
  • Pay Telephones
  • Cordless Telephones
  • Cellular Telephones
Consumer Electrical and Electronics
  • LCD and LED Television Sets
  • Refrigerator
  • Washing Machine
  • Air-Conditioners excluding Centralized Air Conditioning Plants
  • Fluorescent and other Mercury containing lamps

Document Requirements & Process to apply for EPR Certificate

Document Requirements to get EPR Certificate

Documents which are mandatory for EPR License are as follows:

  1. Letter head of the company
  2. GSTIN
  3. Pan Details
  4. Incorporation Certificate
  5. Copy IEC in case of Importers
  6. Copy Adhar Card
  7. Product Details Note - All documents should be duly signed and stamped. Importers Name, Product Name, Model Number and documents should be accurate to avoid queries from E-Waste officials.
Process to apply for EPR Certificate

As you know ALEPH INDIA is always there for you. We provide EPR Registration assistance all over the India. This procedure will hardly take 65 days and it will be done in very cost effective and affordable way. Our well qualified team will file an application on behalf of you and handle end to end procedure for ERP Certification. Process include following steps.

  1. Collect all documents which are essential for EPR Certificate mentioned above
  2. Prepare recycling agreement between the recycler and manufacturer.
  3. Submit all hard copies of the documents to the CPCB.
  4. CPCB will review all the documents.
  5. Submission of additional information, if required by CPCB.
  6. Grant of Certificate
TIMELINE
Process completion time - 60-70 (approx.) days.
Note: Agreement will be signed for 1 year and Certificate granted will be valid for 5 years.

frequently asked questions (FAQ)

    E-waste refers to electronic products nearing the end of their “useful life”, for example, computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines. Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled.

    Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Reduce your generation of e-waste through smart procurement and good maintenance. Reuse still-functioning electronic equipment by donating or selling it to someone. Recycle those components that cannot be repaired. Most electronic devices contain a variety of materials, including metals that can be recycled.

    Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a policy approach in which a producer’s responsibility, physical and /or financial, for a product extended to the post-consumer stage of a product’s life cycle. It is important because it motivate the producers to manufacture environmental friendly products and reduce the pollution.

    Yes, EPR is mandatory for some products in India. For more details you can contact us.

    A The present policy ensures that every producer of electrical and electronic equipment and their spare parts do not contain pollutants such as lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers beyond a maximum concentration value. Every producer shall provide detailed information on the constituents of the equipment and their components or consumables or parts or spares, along with a declaration of conformance to the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) provisions in the product user documentation.

    A EPR polices helped a lot in increasing the recycling activities and shown a positive effect on decreasing the pollution. It has started showing positive effect throughout the country.

    A If you want EPR License urgently gets in touch with our EPR Experts now.

    A Repair – Replace your throwaway habits with repairing ones and safest way to go about. Reuse – If your items are old but are in good condition, you can turn them into money or you can donate them to someone who is in need of that product. Recycle – Plenty of non – profit organizations, local communities and official organizations offer services to help you to recycle the old electronics.